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Room Leader

Salary

£20,000 to £25,000 per year

Location

Grays, Essex

Type

Permanent Full time

Posted by

Monarchs Childcare Ltd

Date Posted

14 Apr

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Description

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our large, well established company in a senior position. We are currently seeking a Room Leader.



Our nursery is currently rated as 'Good' by Ofsted with the aim of becoming 'Outstanding' in our next inspection! We are looking for a high quality senior member who is a team player and is able to lead the well qualified and experienced staff within the team. We also offer opportunities to progress into a Managerial role.



You will be responsible for:



leading and managing the team of staff working within your identified room in providing the highest quality care & education for children which is in line with the statutory framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage



You will need:



Skills and experience:



Minimum CACHE level 3, NVQ level 3 or equivalent

A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a day care setting as a practitioner and experience working as a Room Head.

Previous experience of caring for children aged 0-5

An understanding of how children learn, and the early learning goals

A passion to provide high quality childcare

A positive approach to your own professional development

Good written and verbal skills - for report writing, maintaining written records and sharing information with parents and colleagues

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

planning and delivering activities using the EYFS

being a key worker and using our state of the art online learning journey called 'Tapestry'

sharing information about your children's development with parents or carers.

taking children on outings; completing risk assessments

personal care routines

observing children and writing reports

making sure children are safe and well



Personal qualities:



An ability to plan and prepare exciting and challenging activities for individuals and groups of children to promote their learning

Flexibility

Excellent communication skills; with children, parents/carers and colleagues

Punctuality

Reliable and trustworthy

Confidence, commitment, enthusiasm and warmth - ensuring the children get the best care and start to their early learning.

An ability to work as part of a team



You will need to demonstrate:



A commitment to the company ethos of valuing children’s uniqueness and promoting partnership working

A secure knowledge of the EYFS and basic knowledge of other relevant legislation including the EYFS, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, Fire, Equalities etc

An ability to effectively prioritize your work and manage your time to meet targets and deadlines.

An ability to ensure that all company policies and procedures are implemented to the highest standards

Effective communication skills and Outstanding customer service skills



Benefits



In return, you will join a large team of passionate and experienced early years educators who have an excellent team dynamic, are hardworking and dedicated to giving their children the best starts in life.



28 days holiday per year - including guaranteed time off during Christmas and bank holidays every year when the Nursery closes!



Room Based Deputy Manager position also available should the right candidate come along!




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